Rick Hall: To Walk or Not to Walk

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Rick Hall analyzes the economic, health and environmental implications of creating pedestrian friendly, walkable neighborhoods. While recognizing the importance of walkability to the overall effort of healthy urban development, Mr. Hall highlights the "top ten" factors contributing to walkability. Topping this list is small block size. Mr. Hall's presentation reminds us of the importance of contextual connectivity, pedestrian accessibility as well as urban density and their contribution sustainable city design.